Drunk insomniac arrested running around Crumlin with scissors
A MAN arrested for running down a street, shouting and holding a pair of scissors, had been suffering from insomnia and taking medication when he drank too much.
Gerard Deans (26) became agitated before the incident. Dublin District Court heard he dropped the scissors as soon as gardai arrested him.
Deans, of Newlands Terrace, Terenure, admitted public drunkenness and unlawful possession of scissors at Cashel Road, Crumlin on February 6.
Judge Michael Walsh said he could avoid a three-month jail sentence if he is suitable to do 120 hours community service.
He adjourned the case for a report.
The court heard gardai were called to the scene following reports that a man was running down the road, shouting and carrying scissors.
They saw the accused, who was in a highly intoxicated state.
He was agitated but dropped the scissors as soon as he was arrested.
The situation arose after Deans, who had previous convictions, became highly intoxicated while drinking with friends, his solicitor said.
He had been on medication for chronic anxiety at the time.
He was also suffering from insomnia and drank excessively.